Contributed by Tess Chia
The Congress, organized by Success Resources, took place from 26 to 28 May at Singapore Expo Hall 2. This year, it centered around financial education and featured world-class speakers such as Robert and Kim Kiyosaki, as well as their group of advisors including Kathy Heasley, Andy Tanner, Ken McElroy and Blair Singer.
Robert Kiyosaki is the author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad, the USA Today #1 business bestseller for 2003 and 2004. The huge popularity of Rich Dad, Poor Dad created an empire of the iconic purple-and-yellow business books, all focused on various aspects of financial education from sales to real estate and investing. Kiyosaki has built a reputation as a “financial educator”, declaring that his mission is to increase the financial literary of people around the world.
He said, “This is the biggest wealth transfer in the history of the world and whether you want to or not, you will be participating in this wealth transfer. Whether you are on the winning or losing side depends on your level of financial education; that is why it is so important that we take charge of our financial destiny and get educated.”
During the congress, Robert and his team of advisors took turns explaining the fundamentals of financial freedom — how passive income allows people to escape the rat race — and introduced a range of investment vehicles such as stocks, real estate, commodities and businesses. They engaged the audience with witty anecdotes and casual banter, giving tips on how everyone can embark on the journey to financial freedom.
An especially inspiring moment of the congress occurred when Kim Kiyosaki, author of Rich Woman and self-made entrepreneur-cum-investor, shared how it all started from her burning desire to become financially educated and get her money to work for her, so she could be financially free. Today, her passion is educating women worldwide about money and investing. Together with Robert and their team, they travel all over the world on this mission to spread financial literacy.
When City News caught up with Kim Kiyosaki, she had this to say: “It’s more important today than ever that young women learn to take control of their money and let go of the Cinderella story — they cannot depend on a Prince Charming to take care of them. Knowledge is the new money, and ladies must learn to be financially independent.”
The third and last day of NAC 2009 featured T Harv Eker (author of the NY Times Number One best-selling book Secrets of the Millionaire Mind), Stephen Pierce, an internet wealth advocate and Greg Secker, founder of an award-winning stock market training company in the UK. Participants learned more about forex trading, Internet marketing and the millionaire mindset that rich people share.
Donald Chen, a participant at NAC 2009, has been attending the congress for the past three years. “We don’t learn about money in school and it is so important that we know how to manage our finances. That’s why I have been faithfully attending NAC — the congresses are very enriching and have broadened my mindset greatly.”
NAC 2010 takes place from 27 to 29 April 2010 at Singapore Expo Hall 2 and registration is now open. For more information, go to www.srpl.net.